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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 05-22-2016, 01:06 PM
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Views: 1,053
Posted By wyvern03
Turned out to be the high-beam relay. Pulled it...

Turned out to be the high-beam relay. Pulled it out and back to normal, except no high beams of course.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-12-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 926
Posted By wyvern03
Italian made badges??

The hood emblem on my '87 535 was flaking and all, so I replaced it with the official replacement part, made of plaster.... all is good there. But I noticed the one I took off is aluminum, and marked...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-27-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By wyvern03
It's at the mechanic right now, and I mentioned...

It's at the mechanic right now, and I mentioned the problem. He's doing a complete tune on it, and some extras since it was sitting for so long. It's supposed to be done on Monday, and then I'll see...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-22-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By wyvern03
Headlights come on when trying to start??

As mentioned in another thread, the '87 535 just arrived from a so-called mechanic, and is now at a proper one. On thing I noticed--while trying to start, all four headlights come on. Turning the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-22-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 720
Posted By wyvern03
She's close to home now....

Moved last November; left the 87 535iS at a 'mechanic' at my old location. He'll remain nameless although he doesn't deserve it. I had it brought over on a truck, as I didn't want to try driving it...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By wyvern03
Well, that got me thinkin'....

All this talk of connections... I remembered there was a thick wire that was on the old battery, along with the main cable. Didn't know what it was, and forgot to hook it back up. Well, i go out...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By wyvern03
And now the tranny acts up

So, taken care of all the issues with the 87 535iS. Finally actually got out on the road. Taking it up and down the driveway it seemed kind of weak, but i didn't think much about it. Soon as i...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-23-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By wyvern03
Wit the new belt, it seems back to normal,...

Wit the new belt, it seems back to normal, although I'll keep the other in mind. I don't know if I'll keep it, though, as now the tranny is dripping and it seems to be staying in second gear. Perhaps...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-22-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By wyvern03
And the answer is... yes. PS pump also powers the...

And the answer is... yes. PS pump also powers the brakes. Learning more all the time....
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-19-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By wyvern03
Hydroboost dumb question time...

The power steering belt on the '87 535iS is very loose; I have a new one but not yet on. I also noticed the brakes are hard as a rock, as if I've lost my power brakes. I noticed the lines from the PS...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-01-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By wyvern03
I'll have to check that out. I still have the old...

I'll have to check that out. I still have the old bulbs in the trunk... never throw anything away, it seems. The bulbs I was given at Napa have a 5-digit number, rather than what I had found, so...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-27-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By wyvern03
1) Cleaned all the contacts, put in new bulbs....

1) Cleaned all the contacts, put in new bulbs. Next step is the switch at the pedal.
2) Driving lights are fine.
3) Front turn signals... what worries me is that I put in a new bulb, and it worked...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-25-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By wyvern03
What's up with my lights??

Just about ready to get the '87 535 back on the road, but.... the brake lights don't work. The light on the box between the visors is lit for brake lights. I put new bulbs in, cleaned everything, and...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-12-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By wyvern03
Odd... tried again, gave it some gas.... two out...

Odd... tried again, gave it some gas.... two out of three times it stayed running in reverse. ... perhaps it's breaking itself back in... or it'll break. But it's progress.....
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-11-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By wyvern03
Works fine forward, but in reverse there's a...

Works fine forward, but in reverse there's a moment of hesitation, then it lurches and stalls. Don't know the RPMs as the gauges are dead from the battery being disconnected. Seems fast though. If I...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-06-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By wyvern03
Stalls in reverse?

Working through all the E28 problems! As mentioned in earlier threads, this is an '87 535iS that's sat for several years. Idle is somewhat up and down, but not bad. But now that I've gotten it...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 06-22-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By wyvern03
Talking Well, clears that up. I kinda wondered if it...

Well, clears that up. I kinda wondered if it wasn't u-joints. However, the switch it going bad, it appears---if it's not in the 3-2-1 position, it clicks loudly, and the car won't start. I turn to...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 06-20-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By wyvern03
S-E-123 Switch?

In the 87 535is, there's a switch on the console with the 3 positions mentioned. The ex I bought it from said that in the S position it would somehow lower the front a bit.... I gotta wonder. Until...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 06-17-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By wyvern03
Making progress... and ticking noises...

Finally got around to charging the battery on the '87 535iS. Instead of just a buzzing from the area of the starter, I got a sort of rumbling, then a screech (like when you turn the key with the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-20-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By wyvern03
Won't start at all... just the buzzing. I just...

Won't start at all... just the buzzing. I just realized the starter is high up on the block, about where the sound is coming from, and it may be a stuck starter solenoid I'm hearting. I'm gonna give...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By wyvern03
E28 has a buzz....

Finally got the '87 535Is off the ex. It's been sitting a couple of years, so I'm expecting issues. Sure enough, put in a new battery, replaced one battery clamp... and all I get is a buzzing from...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 08-12-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,342
Posted By wyvern03
Llights come on???

Well, as I mentioned a couple of months ago.... the ex has this '87 535iS that I was going to get. We still haven't gotten around to making the deal, but she took it out today---first time it's...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 05-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,654
Posted By wyvern03
Even though she's an ex, we're still very good...

Even though she's an ex, we're still very good friends. So it's not like there's anything hidden here. Think I'll see if I can dig up the money somewhere....hate to stop buying cameras just for a...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 05-19-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,654
Posted By wyvern03
Should I, or shouldn't I...

The ex-gf has got to sell her old car...an '87 535is. Has one small dent in the right rear door, not many miles on a rebuilt tranny, doesn't smoke, leak, meow, or anything. The only thing at all I...
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